A Temporary Restraining Order Is the First Piece of Business as LIV Golf vs. the PGA Tour Begins in Court

Will current LIV members be allowed to play in the FedEx Cup playoff events that start next week?

That is now in the hands of US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in the US District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division.

With Wednesday’s filing by 11 players of both an antitrust case and a motion for a temporary restraining order against the PGA Tour, the Tour will fight players who at the beginning of the year were among their dues-paying members.

While the antitrust case will likely go on for years, the temporary restraining order (TRO) is more immediate. The court would need to move quickly to possibly protect the rights of the three plaintiffs — Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones.


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